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    How do we respond to situations like Robert Latimer

    As far as I know, just in an acute way with the HAE.
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    Room For All

    In general I do like the medical residents. I liked this one as well. I would have liked a bit more time with the hepatologist - I didn't get through all questions. At this point though I'm not sure what more I would have had for definitive answers even if I had been with him for a full hour...
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    How do we respond to situations like Robert Latimer

    @DaisyJane I can only imagine the issue with pain control with those who have ID or issues communicating. In general, it's pretty well known that people tend to under-estimate other's pain. When the cause is unexplained or a cause is known but invisible I think that makes it worse. I would...
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    Room For All

    Parkades aren't too bad as they are pretty open. I do notice a bit of an effect depending on far I have to walk and the amount of running cars, but I recover quickly. Bad air quality is actually common in the winter. It tends to be less windy, so pollution tends to just sit. People don't tend...
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    Facing Mortality

    I really have no clarity on this. The metastatic cancer assumption seemed pretty bad to me. I know when things dated back to, and that was post-spreading and not even that was clear as to the start, just when it got bad enough to change things. Obviously the primary sites and how widespread...
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    Room For All

    Chemguy was supposed to be out of town - taking off right after work and wasn't sure if it would be 2 nights. He was able to rearrange things and I'm glad for that. I would typically be comfortable going to something like this hepatologist appointment myself, but not with how things were...
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    Room For All

    Ugh, lots of appointments this week My hematologist put in a referral separate to my internist for hepatology. I have an appointment tomorrow, so I am glad that is being done quickly at least but this is a lot of me to deal with, I was already feeling a bit overloaded with appointments. My...
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    Room For All

    Haven't heard from either today, I'll reach out tomorrow, the extreme cold has sapped the bit of energy I had.
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    Room For All

    I was more worried about head injuries considering the number she has had and not seen anyone about. Plus just the possibility of her hurting herself more doing things at home. I've dropped things and stuff like that and I'm much more open to asking for help. I think too if there was a broken...
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    Room For All

    Ribs can be hard to tell without an xray. She is bruised from the seatbelt, plus it ruined her coat (friction burn).
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    Room For All

    My stress is high. My grandpa is in the hospital - flu & pneumonia. My dad flew out today to help take care of him. On the way home from the airport, on the provincial highway (province is responsible for it) going through the city my mom was in a car accident. There were at least 5 vehicles...
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    Yes, for that it's considered a subspeciality, the college here doesn't offer a search for hepatologists, but does for gastroenterologists. Not sure how the surgeons are listed, I didn't seek any out on there.
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    Rheumatologists are listed as such on the college website. One I have seen before as well as others are not listed as internists.
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    Not thrilled that I had to go out today, and this morning, and to a different area of the city (although not super far away). When I saw the temp forecast I was like oh yay I actually have no appointments - then on Friday I found out I was seeing a dermatologist today. I also don't think she's...
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    Was it actually medically based? My feeling with the healthcare system right now is it's all luck - who you get, if they know what they should.
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